Planning a Party, New York-Style
NYC is ridden with parties galore. What makes yours special?
Choose music that fits the event
Don’t you hate it when you go to a networking party and the DJ is blasting Rihanna and people can’t hear each other? Music is not just to fill air space. It’s to set a mood, a tone, an ambience. Choose music that gives off the vibe you are going for. I love artists like “Bitter Sweet” and mixes from “Hotel Costes” when organizing schmooze parties; that is, a relaxed, intriguing sound that complements a conversation instead of competing with it.
Preparation is key
I have a rule: the day before the event is the day I do NOTHING but relax. That means everything from the guest list to the event schedule is prepped in advance so I can focus on getting ready to be a damn good host. Create a schedule of when things should have already been done and make sure the day before the event is your day OFF. An event is like a theater production. All the weeks of rehearsals leading up to opening night are busy, but the day before, you go see a movie or eat dinner with a friend and forget it all. Wake up refreshed, excited, pumped up and confident of having an awesome party ahead.